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Is Eating Fish And Concerned About Mercury A Symptom Of Normal 11 Mo
Is a blood sugar reading of 115 three hours after dinner considered normal for a non-diabetic person or is it something to be concerned about?
What signs indicate an 11 month old is getting enough breastmilk if they also eat a lot of solids?
Wet & Happy: The short term answer is that if they are wetting their diaper 6-10 times a day, their mouth is moist, they are not having hard stools, then they are getting adequate day to day fluid intake. The long term answer is that if your child is gaining weight according to his or her growth curve, then they are getting enough. Remember, milk intake amount needed decreases alot around the first birthday. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son who is 19 months old is experiencing a runny tummy which also seem very watery, however is eating & playing well. A bit of temperature though.?
Very common: If he is not having fever, appearing sick, and he is eating fine, i would just monitor him for now. Likely a mild viral gastroenteritis (stomach bug) which wll resolve. Children do get sick--colds, diarrhea, vomitting, ear infections etc... All the time and most will resolve with just supportive measures. If he gets worse over next couple of days, then take him to the doc. Good luck. ...Read more
What are some symptoms of eating too little or symptoms of your body shutting down because of eating too little? This is 4 a 15 yo girl, 110lbs, 5'4"
Energetic? : Good question! food is fuel for the body. When there's a good balance of fat, protein, and carbs, it gives us energy to go just like gas in the car. It also keeps us warm. Drink adequate water throughout the day too. Regular, soft stools are just one way to know if your food and fluid intake are good. Talk with your doctor and see if you're in a good height and weight range for your age. ...Read more
It seems high intelligence is almost a warning for a mental disorder, not always bad. What is your take? I wonder the % of high IQ w/ normalcy..
Not necessarily: Mental disorders happen across the board. The impression one gets when hearing about some high achieves who suffered mental illness may distort the picture. On the other hand hi intelligence does not protect against severe mental illness. It is worth mentioning though that the association of hypomanic states with hi level of intelligence have been historically linked to high achievements. ...Read more
How worried should I be about C-reactive protein of 4.65. 34 years old, cholesterol is fine. Have a tiny brain aneurysm. Afraid of blood clots?
My diet consists of 1lb of clementines and 2 packets of oatmeal per day. Is there anything that I should be concerned about with this?
Yes, get balanced: diet. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to have a nonfasting glucose level of 117 within 30 minutes after eating a meal ? What is the normal range?
Reference Site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mercury_poisoning.Get a more detailed answer ›
I love eating fish e.G. Whiting & talipia what is the maximum #of days i can eat fish without it being a health concern?
See below: Please consult this site for authoritative information on health hazards of various types of fish. http://water.epa.gov/scitech/swguidance/fishshellfish/outreach/advice_index.cfm. ...Read more
If my TSH level is 5.69 and T4 is 1.1, should I stop eating candy?A lot of times I have cravings for sweets first thing in the morning.Gluten free?
Doesn't matter: Eating candies does not affect your tsh. ...Read more
My 2 two year old gets a high fever lasting 2-3 days about every other month. Is this normal? There are no other symptoms with it
Can be: The average toddler is expected to get 5-7 respiratory illnesses/yr to age 5 and 1-3 diarrhea illnesses in the same time frame. To space it every other month would be pretty common. Some kids run fever with their illnesses as a sigh of a robust immune system, some seem to have the same illness & never show many symptoms. In a kid that's growing & developing well & don't worry about that pattern. ...Read more
Is excessive mentrual bleeding a symptom to more serious illness? 32yrs old, Mom of 3, in allergy medication, no activity, but period isn't normal.
Get checked: It may or may not be serious but no one can tell without an examination. Consult your GYN. Allergy med has nothing to do with this issue. ...Read more
I have repeated calcium levels at 11.7 for over a year pth is double normal range and overall have a lot of issues with bone aches, cramps, migraines,?
Blood work shows anemia and alkaline phosphate of 126 the normal level is 110 it was 123 three months ago should I be worried?
Check with doctor: No need to worry. Please just discuss these test results with your doctor. He or she will have the medical context to explain properly. ...Read more
My nephew goes into rages after consuming certain foods. What kind of doctor should he see? Allergist/immunologist? Isn't this a sign of autism?
Platelets have been a mildly low over the past 4 months - typically between 119 and 137. (norm 140+). Dr is sending me to hemotologist. All other components of CBC w/diff normal. Should i be concerned?
Heme: Difficult to answer. Alcohol can lower plts so stop drinking. Sometimes certain illnesses can cause low plts such as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and the hematologist can help with this. Certain medications can cause low plts as well. Best bet not to worry as your plts are only midly low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a WBC count of 11.1 three weeks ago; now it is 11.2.The neutrophils fell from 8.9 to 7.2. The platelets are normal with sinus draining with a slightly sore throat that happens with high stress. I am worried that it might be the start of leukemia?
I ate a tuna fish sandwich for lunch that was ablcoure white. And then ate a bug pice of talepea for dinner could I have gave myself mercury poisoning? What are the symptoms
Mercury poisoning : from what you had today, you will not develop mercury poisoning. But you are right, source for Mercury poisoning is from fish. Still very rare disease. Symptoms for Mercury poisoning are mostly neurological including sensory impairment, confusion, numbness and etc. it can lead to death. But today's consumption will unlikely lead to Mercury poisoning. ...Read more
Yes: The form of mercury is also one never proven toxic to humans. Its human effect is similar to the difference seen in alcohols. Methyl alcohol is so toxic a tablespoonful will kill you (if ingested), while ethanol can be taken in rater large quantities & just get you drunk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Up until this wk, I've been eating 1 serving of mahi, light tuna, or ono fish per wk. Do I need to wait before trying to conceive (mercury content)?
No: The potential for mercury in any of the salt water fish you described is very low and should not influence your desire to conceive ...Read more
Blood test: Best way to know is to have your blood tested for mercury. Please discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more
I love eating fish. Would have it once a day if possible. Do I have to worry about mercury? 33 yr old female, not pregnant. How much is too much fish?
Depends on the fish: Certain fish have higher mercury concentrations than others and intake should be limited to twice a week. Other fish such as salmon can be eaten more often. ...Read more
Mecury in fish: Big eye & ahi tuna should be avoided due to high mercury level. Yellow fin & white albacore tuna intake should be limited. Skipjack & canned chunk light tuna have a lower amount of mercury. ***fish with very high potential mercury levels include: shark, swordfish, marlin, king mackerel, big eye & ahi tuna, orange roughy & tilefish. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does eating fish still have any health benefit with all the mercury that's in it? Is wild caught a better option rather than farm?
No evident harm: Mercury occurs normally in the environment. Overdose / toxicity scenarios are very frightening, but in studies of folks who eat a lot of fish with measurable mercury (faroes, seychelles, new zealand), nobody's been able to show an effect on the brain, and in some studies kids eating lots of fish do better, perhaps because of it, despite more mercury. ...Read more
Can't remove mercury: Mercury increases throughout the food chain and is in largest concentrations in carnivorous fish. ('bioaccumulation') the mercury is in the flesh of the fish and cannot be removed through any process. It is best to avoid consumption of certain species known to have high levels of mercury. See http://water.Epa.Gov/scitech/swguidance/fishshellfish/outreach/advice_index.Cfm for more details. ...Read more
Mercury in fish: Big eye & ahi tuna should be avoided due to high mercury level. Yellow fin & white albacore tuna intake should be limited. Skipjack & canned chunk light tuna have a lower amount of mercury. **fish with very high potential mercury levels include: shark, swordfish, marlin, king mackerel, big eye & ahi tuna, orange roughy & tilefish. Limit intake of yellow fin and white albacore tuna. Cont'd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mercury in tuna: Mercury in canned tuna is higher in white than in light tuna. Pregnant women shouldn't eat any, and potentially pregnant women and young children should eat white tuna once a week or less, light tuna twice a week or less. http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine-archive/2011/january/food/mercury-in-tuna/overview/index.htm no swordfish either: http://seafood.Ucdavis.Edu/pubs/mercury.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mercury in fish: Some fish, however, contain high amounts of mercury -- enough to damage a fetus or newborn. That is why pregnant and nursing mothers must be very careful about the amounts and types of fish they eat. Young children should also avoid eating fish high in mercury. According to the fda, pregnant women and small children (under 6) should not eat more than 2 servings of fish each week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fish oil: The claim is their fish are north sea wild not farmed fish and should be mercury free. I could find no analysis of their product so like most you take your chances unless you can find a real analysis of their product. ...Read more
Depends on person: Mervury poison is dependent on the amount of fish you plus your own ability or inability i excrete it. ...Read more
Many ways: There are many environmental ways to be exposed to mercury and other heavy metals. Thermometers, switches, and some types of light bulbs. When coal is burned, mercury is released into the air. Mercury in the air eventually gets into water or falls to the land where it can be washed into water. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Predatory fish: Avoid eating large predator fish. Marine life often is not able to excrete heavy metals and other toxins they absorb through pollutants. Through the processes of bioaccumulation & biomagnification, methylmercury levels grow higher is large ocean predators. Consider eating fish that are lower on the prey- predator food chain. ...Read more
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